Category: Diving in Belize


Diving in Belize is one of the best in the Americas with famous diving spots such as Ambergris Caye and famous dives such as the Great Blue Hole and the Lighthouse Reef Atoll. The barrier reef in Belize is one of the largest in the world. A little less known, you can also give a try at diving in Caye Caulker which is close to the Hol Chan marine reserve.

The marine life in Belize is mostly about grey reef sharks, nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays, turtles, dolphins and corals. It’s the right place to go for both beginners and experienced divers. Due to the water temperatures, regarding scuba gear, it is most common to scuba dive there in a 3 mm wetsuit. The best time of the year is often from November to May. The best dive sites can be reached by boat.

Below you will find all my best scuba diving stories from diving in Belize. I share my top tips on how to organise your trip, my favourites dives, what is the best itinerary or how to do it without breaking the bank. From a travel budget point of view, Belize is a mid-range budget destination, so you may need to save up but not as much as you think.

Blue hole mania: marketing or must-dive sites? A report from Belize

When I started scuba diving, I quickly heard about the “Blue Hole”. My first reaction “Ooh I have to go diving there!”. After some research, I realised there was more than one. So why the Great Blue Hole of Belize is so famous? From a tourism marketing point of view, this is an excellent brand but does it keep its promises? What can you